With a career spanning over two decades, Belgium’s Thurisaz is a band that like so many other bands with such longevity has had its fair share of bumps along the road.
The story behind their forthcoming album Re-Incentive started a couple of years ago… A dear friend of the band was coping with severe depression. Working a dead-end job for several years, he went from burned out to depressed. It’s a nasty, poisonous thing, depression…
During that time one of the band members, as well as another good friend from the band, had to deal with a break-up. So when the band sat down and discussed the theme of the new songs, they decided to go with a concept-like album covering the darkness one feels when dealing with the feelings of depression and heartbreak.
Working around these concepts while living thru such turbulent period of time wasn’t easy for the band and songs took some time to be completed as Thurisaz had to write them, ditch them all together and rewrite them before finally being satisfied with the end result. The track Monologue,
Matter is essential
Life is consequential
Man’s gods align central
In the weariness of his mind
Behold the perfect kind!
I am the dark, that whispers through the solid ground
I’m deep within, a silence turns in a rumbling sound
I am the lord that guides you to the end of light
Now let’s begin, I’ll show you the way inside
I’ll show you how you died
I am your darkest fear
(You’ve got) nowhere to go
There’s nothing more, nothing to do
I am the dark that holds your light
I am the spellbound, that keeps you cold at night
And I am the dark
That forever holds your light
The blackness of the night
The night is bright
May your light forever shine
Recorded and engineered at CCR Studio by Kris Belean, Mettez Nick and Theuwen Peter, and mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren, the new album Re-Incentive shows a band in full command of their craft, perfectly balancing a dark, heavy atmosphere with some poignant and beautiful melodies. Overcoming the trials and tribulations of a seasoned band, this album really showcases Thurisaz in the best shape of their career.